Stonington couple awoke to stranger at foot of their bed; man charged

Stonington couple awoke to stranger at foot of their bed; man charged


STONINGTON — The common fear of a nighttime intruder became a reality this week for a couple on Masons Island.

Stonington police said a 21-year-old man is facing charges after he entered a home on Quarry Road Extension around 4 a.m., approached the foot of the couple’s bed, and watched them as they slept. The man, Conor Ferguson, remained there even when the startled couple awoke, and refused to leave despite their demands that he get out of their house.

Ferguson, of 286 Montauk Ave., Stonington, was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal trespassing, creating a public disturbance, and interfering with police. He was released on a $1,500 bond and is due in New London Superior Court for arraignment on July 14, police said.

Officers were dispatched to the home when the owners called to report that they had awoken to the sight of a stranger standing at the end of their bed.

“The accused had entered a sunroom where the victim and his wife were sleeping and was standing at the foot of their bed,” a police report said. “The accused was asked to leave numerous times but refused to.”

Police said officers found him outside the home upon arrival and he was immediately detained.

A police report said Ferguson refused to cooperate with officers and would not provide any personal information, so they used a copy of the 2013 Stonington High School yearbook to identify him. He was charged without further incident, police said.

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